William the Cat inside Rosslyn Chapel.

Tonight, my blog has a feline theme as manifested in William the Cat who has taken up semi-permanent residence at Rosslyn Chapel, one of Scotland’s top visitor attractions, near Edinburgh.

Rosslyn Chapel has a history dating back to the 1400s and achieved fame through appearing in the Da Vinci Code, a 2003 mystery thriller novel by Dan Brown. Last year visitor numbers at the Chapel exceeded 180,000.

Rosslyn Chapel, Roslin, Scotland

William is owned by a resident of the nearby village of Roslin but has adopted the Chapel and spends much of hs life snoozing on the pews, seemingly oblivious to the thousands of visitors many of whom stroke and pet him. William’s fame is such that he now has inspired eponymous merchandise such as cuddly toy and children’s book both of which can be purchased at the Chapel’s gift shop.

William the Cat at Rosslyn Chapel.

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